Are you a blogger? Do you like streaming? Is talking to camera your favourite kind of conversation? Then you’re what we’re looking for
Our new training programme supports PAs to learn how to better work with their employer to support them as a person with a muscle-weakening condition. It is taught across thirteen modules, delivered individually and as part of an online conference. We are looking for a confident, outgoing person to develop and present the thirteen 20 minute PA training modules. They will interview a range of people with muscle-weakening conditions and topic experts.
Applications for presenter close midnight Sunday 10th October and interviews will be Weds 13th Oct, 12pm-4pm
You should be:
- A confident and engaging speaker
- Aware of the issues facing people with muscle-weakening conditions and their PAs
- Organised, focussed, and hard-working
- Happy to interview experts across a range of topics
- Good at setting people at their ease
You should have
- Experience on screen (e.g. vlogging, Twitch streaming, TV presenting etc)
- Experience interviewing or hosting discussions with other people
- Experienced with Zoom and be confident doing a sound-check, test-run, and recording content
- Reliable internet with a computer, microphone, webcam and background suitable for recording yourself
This is a freelance / self-employed role.
In this programme there are 13 modules. We anticipate each of these taking 6 hours of discussion and filming (for a final 20 minutes of content per PA training module, with a further anticipated 52 hours of meetings and project management time. The total fee is £1500.
This work will be done by mutual arrangement 4th Oct- 23rd Dec 2021. You may be offered further work Jan-March, but this is not guaranteed
- Attend a brief weekly meeting to discuss the project and contribute to its progress, with Julian Fiorentini and others as required, at a mutually convenient time.
- Work with Julian, Pathfinders Staff, Trustees, Volunteers and Members, to help source and recruit people with muscle-weakening conditions as other PA training topic contributors, as well as topic experts within and outside of the neuromuscular community for each of the thirteen modules.
- Work with Julian and the topic contributors and experts to outline and roughly script each of the modules, before ensuring that the outline has been signed off.
- Host a video-briefing with each expert and contributor for each module individually to ensure that you are happy with the outline and content
- Host and record a video interview following our technical instructions with each of the interviewees for each module, before filing and uploading them as directed
- If any revisions or re-recordings are necessary for reasons of content, quality, or otherwise you will undertake those as requested
The modules are
1. Introduction to neuromuscular conditions & the role of a PA
1.1 General neuromuscular conditions – an introduction to neuromuscular conditions
1.2 Independence and the social model of disability
1.3 Neuromuscular conditions and common emergencies
1.4 Common equipment used by people with neuromuscular conditions
2. Common aspects of neuromuscular conditions
2.2 Posture, skin, and positioning
2.3 Swallowing and nutrition
2.4 Physiotherapy and exercise
3. Being an effective PA
3.1 Working in someone’s home and workplace
3.2 Supporting disabled parents
3.3 Respect, intimacy and personal care
3.4 Supporting people with sex and relationships
3.5 Supporting people with their emotional health
- Email a copy of your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include a link to a video of up to 5 minutes in which you should
- Introduce yourself
- Describe what makes a good PA
- Tell us about the most important task you’ve taught your PA
There is no right or wrong answer here. We just want to see how you think, engage, and present your thoughts and ideas